|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #10 - Parlor Orchestra - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Chopin and Liszt were two of the greatest pianist/composers of the Romantic era, and both got their start at intimate salons and private soirees, where a pianist would play for the small group gathered. A dazzling technique was particularly prized at these recitals. As the piano itself evolved to be capable of making a bigger sound, pieces written for the instrument increasingly called on the pianist to sound like an entire orchestra, with a range of dynamics, emotions and articulations...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Chopin; Liszt; Cecile Licad